The Daily: 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Laurence Leavy (aka Marlins Man) Autograph


2016 Topps Allen and Ginter Marlins Man Autograph

The Card: 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Framed Autographs Laurence Leavy #AGA-LL

The Miami Marlins have undergone some major changes in recent months. It started with a change in ownership that made Derek Jeter the face of the franchise.

Then Jeter and company decided that they needed to trim the payroll so Giancarlo Stanton, the reigning National League MVP, was sent to the Yankees. Next, Marcell Ozuna, an All-Star the past two seasons, was traded to St. Louis. Dee Gordon was also traded by Miami.

In its relatively short existence, the Marlins have already undergone multiple fire sales. But this time around, some fans are getting tired of it.

According to reports, last night during a town hall discussion, Jeter faced Miami’s season ticket holders. Among them, celebrity fan Laurence Leavy, who is better known as Marlins Man. Leavy makes it a habit of showing up at big sports events in his Marlins gear — including visor.

Leavy expressed his anger towards the latest string of trades and the shape it has left the team in. He wasn’t the only one.

Leavy (and his visor) was one of the quirky inclusions in 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball. Not only does he have a base card, but an autograph, that is signed “Marlins Man,” and a memorabilia card with his trademark orange.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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  1. marlins fan 24 20 December, 2017 at 12:30

    Major League Baseball never should have sold the team to these under financed “Loria Wanna Be’s”
    They could raise the money to buy the team, but have no money to run it.

  2. Larry Fassauer 20 December, 2017 at 16:50

    It’s actually funny, Jeter is still working for the Yankees. Now the Yankees have double the farm systems to pluck prospects from. Putting Jeter in there was a brilliant move by the Yankees. The Marlins now will have top spots in the drafts for years coming and then Jeter can send those top players to the Yankees in some absurd trade

  3. Michael L Pereira 20 December, 2017 at 19:05

    HA the reason I never buy hobby Allen and Ginter. Imagine paying $100 and getting that auto as the only hit in the box. A great product that just like every other topps and panini product. Has been filled with crap and risen prices and made into a lottery ticket rather than a fun set to collect. Use to be cool with some of the autos from historical names or well known people. Now all you get is some ESPN anchor that no one watches and beer pong champions.

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